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To Josiah Wedgwood III   25 [April 1853]


Discusses the [CD/Emma] marriage trust.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  25 [Apr 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1379

To E. A. Darwin   26 [April 1853]


Writes concerning marriage trust.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  26 [Apr 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 19, 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1380

To T. H. Huxley   23 April [1853]


On THH’s paper on cephalous Mollusca [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 143 (1853) pt 1: 29–66]. Discovery of the type or "idea" (in THH’s sense, not Owen’s or Agassiz’s) is one of the highest ends of natural history.

Discusses anamorphism;

position of heart in Cleodora.

Variability within species;

cementing process in cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1480

To C. S. Bate   1 April [1853]


Thanks for specimens of cirripedes attached to rocks, which show no boring. CD hopes to see some on limestone.

Encourages CSB to do research on the complemental males of Scalpellum vulgare.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  1 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1511

To Andrew Crombie Ramsay   9 April [1853]


Discusses geological foliation and cleavage. Urges ACR to read CD’s remarks on subject in his South America before ACR publishes his paper ["On the lower Palaeozoic rocks", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 9 (1853): 161–79].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  9 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.106)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1512

To John Higgins   11 April [1853]


Has changed his bank to Union Bank, Charing Cross Branch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1513

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1853]


Offers to send Ascidia specimens of Beagle voyage. Describes some of them.

Hopes THH will review his book [Living Cirripedia, vol. 1] which has been published for a year with no notice taken of it except briefly by Dana.

Discusses Limulus-like larva. "I have become a man of one idea.– cirripedes morning & night."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 150Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1514

To J. A. H. de Bosquet   15 April [1853]


Discusses the development and morphology of Verruca.

Would be proud to receive memoir ["Les crustacés fossiles du Limbourg" (1854)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Augustin Hubert de Bosquet
Date:  15 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1515

From E. A. Darwin   26 April 1853


Acknowledges the receipt of some securities.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1853
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [c. 27 April 1853]


Solicits information about the kind of syphon required to convey water from a proposed large water tank to existing smaller ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [c. 27 Apr 1853]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 19, 7 May 1853, p. 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1516A

To Edward Cresy   29 April [1853]


Discusses installation of watering system. Sent question to Gardeners’ Chronicle but, through EC’s kindness, superfluously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  29 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1677
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